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DeKalb seeks community feedback for STEAM learning center

DeKALB – Local governments and nonprofits are teaming up with Northern Illinois University to explore a collaboration that could lead to the construction of a state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering, art and math learning center.

But first, organizers want to hear from the public through an online survey.

The city of DeKalb is in the process of studying the potential and strategy for a collaboration with Northern Illinois University’s Center for P-20 Engagement, Proudly DeKalb Inc. and the DeKalb Firefighters Historical Foundation that would provide DeKalb with a community learning center, according to a news release.

The project team wants to build a learning center that will be a destination designed to bring visitors to DeKalb.

“The STEAM Learning Center is an exciting project for the community and aligns with many of the vision statements and goals of the DeKalb 2025 Strategic Plan,” Mayor John Rey said in a news release. “The project team is very interested in hearing from the community about their thoughts for the learning center and encourages all interested parties to complete the survey.”

The project team wants to better understanding the needs of the community via a survey.

The survey is available on the city’s website at http://bit.ly/2bQF4ps.

The survey will be available until Sept. 23.